Insights By: Ryan Westbrook-Vigue

Workbook Lesson: 284 Insights 

I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.


Lesson 284


I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.



I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt. Suffering of any kind is nothing but a dream. God created me, His Son, as changeless Love like Himself. Because my Self is changeless, loss is impossible. Only changeless Love is real, this world can only be an illusion, a dream. But the truth is I still remain as God created me. God’s Love for me is eternal. I can never lose it. I need only welcome His Love and I will know it is there.


The Holy Spirit reminds me that I remain changeless Love as I was created. I can change all thoughts that hurt, brings me discomfort, anxiety, guilt, or fear by taking each hurtful thought to The Holy Spirit and receiving His interpretation. This is a gradual process, needing to be practiced over and over until I accept the truth. I have the means within my mind to help me wake from this dream. In paragraph one Jesus describes the process of waking from the dream: 


First, state the truth and repeat many times.

Second, accept the truth, but as partly true, with many reservations.

Third, consider the truth seriously more and more.

Fourth, accept the truth. 


The way I change all thoughts that hurt is to be willing to take my thoughts to The Holy Spirit to receive correction of my perception. If I listen and accept His vision, I will learn to see past the images of the world and feel the peace of God that comes from knowing that loss is impossible. It was only a dream that could never be true. All hurt, pain, loss, guilt, and thoughts that bring discomfort come from the ego thought system. The way to peace is to ask for the Holy Spirit’s interpretation and let go of all thoughts that cause hurt, pain, loss, and guilt. 


Today I will commit to practicing taking all my thoughts to The Holy Spirit for His loving, kind, and gentle correction. The Holy Spirit shows me the difference between what is real and what is not real. Gradually, it becomes easier to see the one united Light that is behind every false form that looks separate and alone. I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt. The more and more I open my mind to The Holy Spirit’s perception of the world; I see that there is nothing to fear. Behind all fearful ideas is always Love. Love has never left. Love is always there, if I am willing to see it.




Let me not fail to trust in You today. “I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.”



Wishing each of you the Deepest Peace,




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